Montana State University officials announced that MSU has set a new record for spring enrollment with 13,700 students enrolled for the 2013 spring semester.
That amount is nearly 400 more than last year's spring enrollment of 13,306, which was the previous spring semester enrollment record.
MSU has set new records for spring enrollment the last five years, according to James Rimpau, MSU's vice president of student success.
Rimpau explained that university enrollments traditionally drop from fall to spring. MSU enrolled a record 14,660 students last fall.
"The strong spring enrollment is a reflection of the record-setting fall that we had," Rimpau said. "Our growing enrollment is evidence of the value of our programs and evidence of the quality of our faculty. Students are choosing MSU because they know they will get a quality education here."
Rimpau said that the FTE, or full-time equivalency, also increased. The FTE for spring 2013 is 11,856, up from 11,308 in the same period last year. He said the rising enrollment is a validation of the work of MSU's faculty and staff.
"Virtually every member of our faculty and staff work hard to ensure that our students succeed, and these numbers are a reflection of those efforts," Rimpau said.
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